Shop, Share, & Score in Carlsbad Village

by The Editors on December 9, 2014

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Carlsbad Village is holding a Shop, Share and Score! holiday contest that runs until Dec. 20, 2014. All you have to do is snap photos of your holiday gifting and shopping items from any Carlsbad Village retailer, and upload to Instagram using the tag #shopcarlsbadvillage. Make sure you include the name of the shop where the gift was found. Then you’re entered to win great Carlsbad Village swag like gift certificates from Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa, and Paradise Pizza. Participants can also win an Alex + Ani bangle from Aranelle, a dozen pastries from Carlsbad Danish Bakery, and much much more. Shoot it, tag it, and share it and you could win, win, win.

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Skateboarder Chris Cole Hits Up Alga Norte

by The Editors on December 5, 2014

Are your kids tired of skating Carlsbad’s newest skateboard park at Alga Norte? This mini-session from pro skateboarder Chris Cole should give them a few ideas on some new lines to take. Pretty smooth, huh? He makes this skatepark look even better than it is and gives away a couple pairs of Thunder Trucks in the process.

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Carlsbad Community Building Grants

by The Editors on December 5, 2014

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The City of Carlsbad has $10,000 in grant money to donate to local organizations (or individuals) who “enhance the quality of life for the Carlsbad community.”

Programs or projects that enhance a neighborhood, or neighborhoods, within Carlsbad are strongly encouraged. . . The Community Activity Grants are intended to provide funding for services that may not be eligible under other programs, such as Community Development Block Grants. Organizations currently receiving funding from another city program are not eligible for a Community Activity Grant.

If you or someone you know needs funding for their project or organization, please click here for an application, or follow the jump for the official word from the City of Carlsbad. [click to continue…]

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5th Annual Carols of Carlsbad This Saturday

by The Editors on December 4, 2014

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This Saturday the Carlsbad Education Foundation welcomes the Holiday Season with the 5th Annual Carols of Carlsbad at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. The event will features live musical performances from a variety of Carlsbad Unified School District kindergarten through high school students. It’s all starts at 3 PM on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]

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City Installs New Lights In Carlsbad Village

by The Editors on December 2, 2014

Street LightingThe City of Carlsbad is installing streetlights, signs and other fixtures in the Village as part of its ongoing efforts to revitalize this historic downtown neighborhood.
The city is placing 110 new streetlight fixtures throughout the Village that will illuminate walkways for pedestrians and make the downtown more vibrant. The new fixtures are energy-efficient and low-maintenance, so they will beautify the Village, save on the city’s energy bill and promote a more sustainable community. The new streetlights are part of a makeover intended to give the Village a unique style and ambience.

“Street lighting plays a critical role in promoting nighttime activity in the Village,” said City of Carlsbad Traffic Engineer Doug Bilse, the project manager. “We feel this project is a great investment in setting an attractive and secure nighttime atmosphere for our community.”

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Enjoy Holiday At The Rancho On December 6

by The Editors on December 1, 2014

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Join the City of Carlsbad in kicking off the 2014 holiday season with the annual Holiday at the Rancho event at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM.

Pre-sale tickets are available at $6 per person from now until Dec. 5, and tickets at the door are $8. Children under 3 are free. . . Admission includes crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating, 14-foot tree-lighting, an outdoor movie and entertainment. Sleds and the snow hill are also included in the price of admission. . . . Children can also sit on the lap of the western-styled Santa, a unique moment that parents can capture with their own cameras or pay $3 for a souvenir photo. Pony rides will be available and are an additional $6.

Leo Carrillo Ranch is located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for photos from years past (2008, 2009), or follow the jump for the official word from the City of Carlsbad.

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NVA’s The Nutcracker (Not The Ballet)

by The Editors on December 1, 2014

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This is not The Nutcracker you’re thinking of. Well, it’s the same story, but as the hashtag points out this is #nottheballet. This version of the famous Christmas story, directed by Kristianne Kurner, runs at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre from November 29 to December 31, 2014.

A fresh take on this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas with the help of a magical nutcracker. This modern production weaves together magic, original song and spellbinding spectacle – fit for the whole family! West Coast Premiere. . . Created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phil Klapperich and Kevin O’Donnell for The House Theatre in Chicago, IL.

For a parents guide to the production, click here. For tickets, click here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California.

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Reef Scares Boys & Girls Clubs For Halloween

by The Editors on November 4, 2014

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Clubhouse was transformed into a truly scary haunted house just in time for Halloween, thanks in part to sweat equity provided courtesy of Reef.

“Here at Reef, each employee is allotted up to five paid days off annually to volunteer at a charity of our choosing,” explained Reef Marketing Coordinator Jackie Hall. “We zeroed in on the Boys & Girls Club. The option of building a haunted house as a volunteer activity is a little out of the norm, and it sounded like it would be a blast!”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Kids Win At 33rd Boys & Girls Clubs Gala

by The Editors on October 30, 2014

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Gala Chairs Greg and Barbi Nelson, Honorary Chairs Ann and David Kulchin, and Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan.
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Victor Goodpasture.

The martinis were chilled, the mood was celebratory, and a terrific time was had by the 550 guests who attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 33rd Annual Gala to celebrate “The Greatest Club On Earth!” at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

The dynamic Wayne Foster Music and Entertainment provided sensational sounds that kept the dance floor packed all night. Additional touches included a singing performance by Club members, a candy bar, a photo booth complete with dress-up props, and even a dancing stilt walker! The event was emceed by Kimberly Hunt and her husband, Billy Ray Smith. Honorary Chairs Ann and David Kulchin were recognized for their many significant contributions to not only the Boys & Girls Club, but the city of Carlsbad.

“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. “I loved seeing all of our guests take selfies wearing their clown noses!” Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to exceed our fundraising goals, which means Carlsbad’s kids are the real winners.”

Proceeds from the event go directly towards operating funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, which has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952. For more information regarding Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad or your own personal tour, please call (760) 444-4893, visit www.bgccarlsbad.org, or email info@bgccarlsbad.org.

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Active8 Gets Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs Training

by The Editors on October 21, 2014

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Thanks to the generosity of Activ8 Athleticism, young athletes who participate in sports programs through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad are being given a first-class athletic development experience.

“Activ8 Athleticism has tailor-made specific training programs for each sport,” says Nigel Cabral, the Club’s Athletic Director. “Thanks to their efforts, our kids are developing coordination, balance, and body awareness, in turn improving their confidence level and long-term enjoyment of the sport, as well as reducing injuries.”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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